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Belmond Governor's Residence

Belmond Governor's Residence

Once the home of the Governor of Myanmar's southern states, this beautiful teak mansion dates back to the 1920s. Today, it stands majestically amidst beautifully tended gardens and lotus ponds in the quiet Embassy Quarter of Yangon. Guests here can relax in the peaceful surroundings, perhaps taking a refreshing dip in the pool or indulging in a spa treatment. Accommodation is spacious and stylishly decorated with teak furniture, tropical cottons and silks in a nod to the hotel's heritage, while traditional Burmese dishes can be enjoyed al fresco by lantern light as you unwind after a day of sightseeing. From the hotel, you can easily regale your spirit with a visit to the Shwedagon Pagoda or negotiate the bustling Bogyoke (Scott) Market.

Our rating: First Class

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Rooms

Accommodation is in three villas, with guests able to choose from Deluxe and Deluxe Garden rooms, Governor's rooms and one or two bedroom Junior Suites. All have a fresh and stylish décor, with white walls contrasting with the teak furniture and floors, and include Wi-Fi, satellite TV, minibars, hairdryers and en suite bathrooms.

Deluxe rooms overlook courtyard, while Deluxe Garden rooms have beautiful views of the lotus garden, with both room types featuring either double or twin beds and the option for an extra bed. Governor’s rooms are more spacious and contemporary, with hints of traditional Burmese décor, featuring a king or two queen size beds. Junior Suites are ideal for those seeking more space and that little bit of added luxury. Overlooking the gardens, they have a large living room and double or twin beds, with the two bedroom suites accommodating up to four guests.

Location

Located in the quiet embassy district of Yangon, the Belmond Governor’s Residence is tucked away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Its surrounding gardens make for a beautiful setting and many of the major sites, including the Shwedagon Pagoda, are just a short drive away.

Food and drink

Mandalay Restaurant has both indoor and outdoor seating areas offering views out over the gardens and pool area. Special dinner evenings include a Burmese curry table, which takes place in the open-air lounge. Food served includes traditional Burmese cuisine and European dishes. Breakfast is served buffet-style with an additional omelette station and à la carte options.

Meanwhile, Mindon Lounge serves light refreshments and cocktails. There's also Kipling Bar - named after Rudyard Kipling, the bar has a wide selection of alcoholic beverages and cocktails, as well as an impressive cigar collection.

Families

The hotel's large pool and gardens make it an enjoyable and relaxing property for all the family, while the two bedroom Junior Suites can be set up to cater for small families.

Facilities and activities

The hotel has a large pool area surrounded by sun loungers, a gift shop and a spa offering a wide selection of treatments. The Spa is open daily from 10am until 10pm.

Our opinion

The service and attention to detail renders this one of our favourite properties in Yangon. It's the perfect place to relax after a long flight or at the end of your stay in Myanmar. It's also ideal for those who wish to stay in a quiet area of the city.

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    Experiences while staying here

    The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.

    • Shwedagon Pagoda

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      At around 4pm in the afternoon you'll be met by your driver and guide for a visit to the famous Shwedagon Pagoda. Visiting at this time affords a wonderful opportunity for people to watch as the city's residents come to pay their respects after finishing work or school.

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      This morning you'll enjoy a flexible tour of Yangon with your driver and guide. The highlight of your tour will most certainly be a visit to the Shwedagon Pagoda, the jewel in the city's crown.